Master Mariner - Law Firm

Location London
Discipline: Legal & Claims
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Contact name: Simon Grant

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Job ref: 9856471_1616688121
Published: 19 days ago
Expiry date: 04/24/21 00 2021

Job title: Master Mariner - Law Firm

Location: London

Who are we recruiting for?

Our client is one of the worlds leading Shipping Law Firms. They have a highly successful team of professional Master Mariners. We are looking for a like-minded individual that can add value to this close-knit team.

They have recently instructed their first sustainability expert who will be ensuring the company adheres to their corporate and social responsibility. They support charities and initiatives around the globe that make the world a more sustainable place.

What will you be doing?

The Master Mariner supports the Admiralty and Crisis Management team, the wider Shipping team and other industry groups as appropriate by providing the firm's front line response in order to protect clients' interests following a marine casualty as well as responding to discrete practical enquiries and supervising the nautical aspects of cases.

Key Responsibilities

  • Attending on scene in the immediate aftermath of a casualty;
  • Conducting investigations into the particular circumstances and causation. This involves taking witness statements from those involved;
  • Obtaining other contemporaneous evidence to support witness statements, eg. documents, VDR, ECDIS replays and AIS data;
  • Liaising locally as the situation requires, eg. flag / port state inspectors, local police, media and harbour authorities. Appropriate liaison with P&I representatives, H&M underwriters, cargo interests and owners is also required;
  • Analysing multi-source evidence and advising on likely causation and liability;

Are you the ideal candidate?

  • A Master Mariner, ideally with a minimum of 10 years' seagoing experience as a master, or less if other relevant shore side experience (eg. ship owner / charterer / underwriting or claims role).
  • Open to candidates still at sea or those who have already transitioned ashore but have recent seagoing experience (working on modern integrated bridge systems / ISM era requirements) and have since gained relevant shore side experience.
  • Deep sea experience, preferably with a large ship operator.
  • Tanker experience preferable - will also look at Container ship experience and other ship types.
  • Enthusiastic about working in a legal team and learning the legal process associated with shipping claims.
  • Good written and spoken English.
  • The ability to develop strong analytical and report-writing skills.
  • Able to travel internationally without restrictions.
  • Must be prepared to travel internationally at extremely short notice and stay away for periods of up to two weeks (sometimes longer).
  • Flexibility to manage an office and 'field' environment and associated work in each.
  • Team player who is able to fit into an established hierarchy.

What's in it for you?

  • £75,000 - £95,000 depending on your experience
  • Outstanding benefits package including
    • Pension
    • Medical
    • Life Assurance

Who are we?

Executive Integrity is a global executive search and recruitment consultancy for a more sustainable world with a focus on talent within the Maritime and Renewable Energy sectors. We give 1% of all our profits to Renewable World, a charity that develops affordable and innovative renewable energy solutions to poverty-stricken communities.